Ray Triplett, Wilkesboro Football
Star, Will Join The Carolina Squad
Scored 387 Points During
Four High School
Ray Triplett, star member of
the Wilkesboro high school's Ram
bler football team which features
the T-formation, will join Coach
Carl Snavely's Carolina football
aggregation, it was learned here
today. Ray will enter The Univer
sity of North Carolina this fall and
■will be a candidate for the fresh
Starting his football career in
1946 with the first team the Wil
kesboro high school had since the
beginning of World War II, Ray
amassed one of the best records
held by any high school football j
player in the state. He was a!
triple-threat man; he ran, he
passed; he punted.
During the four years he play
ed football at Wilkesboro high,
Ray scored 387 points for his team
—a record any schoolboy player
would be proud to make. In 1946
he scored 48 points; in 1947, as
a member of the only undefeated
and untied high school eleven in
the hisiory of Wilkes county, he
scored 69; in 1948, his number of
points was 125; in 1949, he amass
ed 145 points.
Ray was a member or the North
Carolina Shrine Bowl team and
accounted for six of the North
Carolinians' points. He was select-/
ed on the all-state teams picked
by the Greensboro Daily News
and The Charlotte News.
Following the 1949 season, the
following colleges and universities
contacted Ray either personally or
by letter with the hope of getting
him to join their squads; Univer
sity of North Carolina, Appala
chian State Teachers College,
Duke University, Wake Forest
College, Clemson College, Pres
byterian College, University of
Maryland, University of Miami.
North Carolina sums tunosu,
noir-Rhyne College; Catawba Col
Coach Carl Snavely may well
expect exceptional performance
on the gridiron from the former
Ray is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. A. Triplett, of WHkesboro.
Wright Leading In
' Losing streak of the North Wil
kesboro Flashers during the past
week was reflected In batting
averages for team regulars for
the season to date.
Manager Bernie Loman, Dave
Davenport, Bob Wright and Car
ter Lentz, who recently became a
regular, are the only ones to hit
above the 300 mark. The infre
quency of extra base hits also
contributed greatly to the drop of
North Wilkesboro entry in the pen
The averages published below
Doable Bill On ^ ?
Weather permitting, North Wil
kesboro and Elkin baseball teams
will clash in Memorial Park here
for three games during the week
A double bill is planned for
Saturday night, with the first
game at 6:30, and a single game
on Sunday afternoon, 2:30.
This is June 8. The season open
ed May 1 and to this date North
Wilkesboro and Elkin have not
played a game here. Every date
with Elkin here has been rained
Fans will be eager to see these
contests with the Blanketeers, who
are natural rivals of North Wil
kesboro and are currently in poss
esson of top spot in the league.
Things haven't been going so
well with North Wilkesboro in
the league during the past two
weeks. Clybs officials and Man
ager Bernie Loman have been con
stantly busy in efforts to improve
the club and have prospects of
obtaining early results. A bat
ting slump and erratic fielding
costs five games in a row through
The biggest catastrophe was on
Monday night when Elkin shutout
North Wilkesboro twice, 7 to 0
and 8 to 0. Mike Sheer was the
pitching victim in the first game,
with Roy Boles the winner, and in
the second Ray Blair, formerly of
the University of North Carolina
baseball team, bested Bill- Ham
lin. The Flashers, in the lowest ebb
of a batting slump, collected only
four hits in the opener and six in
the last game.
The official score listed six er
rors for North Wilkesboro in the
second but the number of bad
plays was even greater.
Here Tuesday night the Flash
ers dropped a 7 to 2 game to
Wytheville, but the game was well
Lee Bentley hurled the game
for North Wilkesboro. He exper
ienced a very shaky first inning,
when five consecutive drives scor
ed three runs, and held the visi
tors well until they scored three
in the eighth.
Big Bob Wright provided home
fans their greatest thrill when his
third hit of the game was a sizzl
ing homer into the centerfield
bleachers with nobody on in the
ninth. Tommy Bass was the offen
sive star for Wytheville with three
hits and two stolen bases. He also
scored three runs.
Wytheville's ten hits were
bunched and the Flasherte.seven
were scattered from the first
through the ninth and were in
are unofficial and incomplete, the
box scores not being immediately
available on a few Of the games
in other towns:
Tom Daddino 285
Dave Davenport 333
Pick Biggerstaff 215
Joe Subbiondo 231
Bernie Loman 328
Ed Morton — 224
Owen Childress .287
Bob Wright .. .304
Carter Lenta .310
Changes Made In
Two changes were made yester
day in the personnel of the North
Wilkesboro Flashers baseball
team, the first in a series to be
made in efforts to get the team
back into the winning column.
Dick Stockton, limited service
outfielder, was signed to give hit
ting power and add to defensive
strength of the team in the outer
gardens. He played his first game
at Wytheville last night and col
lected two hits. Stockton began
his pro baseball career at Leaks
ville in 1948 when Bernie Loman
was manager of the Tri-City Trip
lets. Last year he played for a
team in Virginia and with Elkin
and this year had been with the
Hi-Toms of the North State lea
gue before coming here.
Signing of Stockton made it
necessary to release one limited
service player and Lee Bentley
yesterday was released.
Expected to arrive soon are an
infielder, pitcher and outfielder.
Blue Ridge League
Schedule For Week:
Thursday, June 8
Radford at North Wilkesboro
Elkin at Galax.
Mt. Airy at Wytheville.
Friday, June 0
North Wilkeflboro at Radford.
Galax at Elkin. ,
Wytheville at Mt. Airy.
Saturday, June 10
Elkin a* North Wilkesboro.
Galax at J^t. Airy.
Radford at Wytheville.
Sunday, June 11
Elkin at North Wilkesboro.
Mt. Airy at Galax.
Wythevllle at Radford.
Monday, June IS
Mt. Airy at North Wilkesboro.
Elkin at Radford.
WytlieTiUe at Galax.
! Tuesday, June 18
North Wilkesboro at Mt. Airy.
Radfotd at Elkin.
Galax at Wythevllle.
Wednesday, Jane 14
North Wilkes boro at Wythe
Elkin at Mt. Airy.
Galax at Radford.
Thursday, Jane IB
Wythevllle at North Wllkesboro.
Mt. Airy at Elkin.
Radford at Galax.
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